FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
In any well-assorted organic shop and health food store or in our online shop.
Our aim is to source ingredients for our Rosengarten products from safe countries such as Germany and Europe or, if this is not possible, to buy ingredients from risk countries only with a recognised social certification. We are already on a good path here.
Since chocolate is only available from risk countries, we work closely here with our long-standing supplier partners, most of whom source the cocoa beans for our organic chocolate from cooperatives. We are concerned that the producers of our raw materials are paid fairly for their work, that local laws are respected and that there is no child or forced labour, for example. Therefore, we only buy fair trade chocolate from our supplier partners and pay a extra tariff for it. The cocoa mass in our chocolate currently comes from the Dominican Republic, the cocoa butter from the Dominican Republic and Africa. The additional price is used, for example, to support projects for the prevention of child labour and the empowerment of women in Africa and Latin America as well as environmental projects. As the application of the official Fair Trade seal would make our products more expensive due to the licence fees, we have currently decided not to use it.
Amaranth is not a grain, but belongs to the family of Amaranthaceae. It is one of the oldest crops cultivated by humans and was one of the main foods of the Aztecs, Incas and Mayas. Today there are over 60 different species, which are mainly cultivated in South and Central America, Nepal, India and Pakistan. Amaranth is naturally gluten-free and contains a lot of protein, fibre and minerals such as calcium, magnesium and iron.
Amaranth can be cooked as a side dish or mixed into muesli or yoghurt. Its taste is slightly nutty to earthy.
The packaging is mainly used to protect the food. It protects it from drying out, from excessive moisture and from loss of smell and taste.
We therefore pack our products individually according to the requirements of the particular article.
The materials used are paper, cardboard folding boxes and plastic films.
When packaging our products, we act according to the principle "as much as necessary and as little as possible". The packaging is adapted to the individual requirements of the products. In this way, we also adapt the thickness of the plastic films to the requirements and thus reduce the material usage.
When it comes to the materials used, we pay attention to good recyclability and therefore rely on mono-materials and good separability of the packaging components. Wherever possible, e.g. for our cardboard boxes, we use recycled basic materials.